16th C. Corset Process - The Beginning

Costume as Art About Jwlhyfer What's New Costume Con Arwen Becomes Mortal Seresina Olivia d'Hiverno Seresina Inspiration Seresina Step by Step Elisabeth Siddal's Posing Gown 16th C. Corset My Personae Contact Jwlhyfer Guest Book Links Current Projects How to Help the Project Jwlhyfer's Gothic Bohemian Salon Jwlhyfer's Blog - A Noctuary Corsets etc.. Recent Artwork Favorite Drawings

These images illustrate the very beginning of my corset making process.

I haven't draped anything in 5 years, so this is an experiment in memory. I've tried to keep everything in order and I hope it makes sense. Please refer back to my 1570's Italian Renaissance Costume Diary for explainations of the steps I took.

To see pictures of the finished corset, please go to my Yahoo Album. You'll also find the Camicia there. http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/julianwhitaker/album?.dir=/89b1&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/julianwhitaker/my_photos


1st stage after quick fitting

1st Pinning Front

1st Pinning Back

Messy Armseye!

Strap Problems

Re-Pinned Muslin